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P – Five Points: James Dickey Prize

December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Entry fee includes a one-year subscription. Each year we select a poet to receive The James Dickey Prize for Poetry. The award is named in honor of James Dickey, who we are proud to say served on our Advisory Board. Dickey inspired and nurtured many poets, and we offer the award in his spirit. The contest winner receives $1,000, and the winning poems are published in an issue of Five Points.

Every year, submissions are accepted electronically September 1 through December 1. We do not accept manuscripts for consideration sent via the post office or special carrier.


  • Send three previously unpublished poems no more than fifty lines each.
  • Simultaneously submitted manuscripts are accepted.
  • Entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
  • The winner will receive $1000 and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Five Points.
  • The winner will be announced on the Five Points website in the spring of 2021.

                            This contest is read blind. We only accept electronic submissions for this contest.                             


December 1, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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